a welcoming, affirming, justice-seeking congregation

A warm Immanuel welcome to the families and friends of the little children who will be baptized in this morning’s service! We gather for coffee and tea and a visit following worship, and you are most welcome to join us.

Newsletters are now available, please pick up your neighbour’s as well. The emailed copies have also been sent out and if you would rather receive your newsletter through email place contact Sharon in the office iuchurch .

Coffee/Tea Duty As we had fewer people volunteering to serve coffee this year, we are trying a different arrangement. One person who is familiar with the procedures for preparing and serving coffee and tea has been assigned to each Sunday. We would like two people on duty each Sunday so we would appreciate others signing up to assist on a Sunday when they would be available. This duty requires reporting to the kitchen at about 10:40 for preparation and then staying until about 12:30 – 12:45 for serving and clean-up. A sign-up sheet is at the back of the worship area by the kitchen.
Also–disregard the original coffee duty roster that was emailed and handed out in September. Instead, please follow the roster at the back of the church. Thank you.

Golspie Club meets this Thursday, October 24th at 1pm. All seniors are welcome.

Governance Structure Files are in the AMEN corner. Please check your file regularly. If you need a file added please contact Sharon in the office or email her at iuchurch .

Fowl Supper will be held on Saturday, October 26th from 4-7 pm. Tickets are now available and prices are Adults: $15.00, Family: $40.00 (includes 2 adults and children under 14 yrs), Children (8-14 yrs) $8.00, Children 7 and under free. Sign up sheets are in the AMEN corner.

Advanced Notice: Retirees Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, November 19th from Noon – 2pm. Mark your calendars! You will be glad you did! Sign up sheet will be available soon.

Second Fridays at the Centre for Christian Studies

“Second Fridays” is a free presentation and discussion series sponsored by the Centre for Christian Studies, held at noon-hour at CCS on the second Friday of each month. Structured a bit like the “Ted Talks”, Second Fridays features a brief story/idea/explanation/inspiration from a guest speaker followed by group discussion. The theme for this fall is “Faith and the Arts”. Friday, November 8th at noon “The Arts and Social Justice” with guests Karen Schlichting and Bob Haverluck. Call 204-783-4490. Everyone welcome. Bring your lunch and your curiosity. For more information and to see the other speakers lined up for the fall, visit www.ccsonline.ca/second-fridays or see poster on the bulletin board.

Rainbow Ministry’s 10th Annual Fall Supper will be held on Sunday, October 27th, doors open at 6pm, dinner at 6:30pm at Crossways in Common, 222 Furby Street. Tickets are $15 each. If you would like to donate money toward vegetables to serve, please see Muriel Kenyon after worship.

Faith in the City On November 1st-3rd, Augustine United Church, 444 River Avenue and the Knowles-Woodsworth Centre (UW) are presenting the first annual ecumenical, congregationally-based conversation, exploring the intersections of a justice-seeking church and urgent social and cultural matters.

Theme for 2013: Following Jesus…into Politics?

– Friday evening(7pm) Keynote address with Bill Blaikie

– Saturday (9am-4pm): Interactive sessions with clergy, city activists, theologians, politicians and registrants

– Sunday (10:30am): Special worship service

For more information and to register, visit: www.faithinthecityaugustine.blogspot.ca or call 204-284-2250.

Sing for Peace Project Peacemakers Annual Benefit Concert featuring Gordon Bell Choir, St. John’s Ravenscourt Ensembe, Manohar Performance Arts of Canada and the Vocal Ascent Choir on Sunday, November 3rd at 2pm. Crescent Fort Rouge United Church, Nassau St. N & Wardlaw Ave. Tickets: $10, Children 12 and under free. Tickets can be purchased at the door or call 204-775-8178 or check their website www.projectpeacemakers.org .

Scripture Reader: Tom Smithson


Monday, Oct 21st 8am to Noon Winnipeg Harvest Sanctuary/Auditorium
Tuesday, Oct 22nd 9:30 am Study Group Upstairs Lounge
6:30 pm “A New New Testament” Study Upstairs Meeting Room
5:30 – 6:30 pm

7:00 – 8:00 pm

Gentle Pace Yoga

Beginner/Intermediate Flow Yoga

Wednesday,Oct 23rd 8:00 pm AA Group Upstairs Meeting Room
Thursday, Oct 24th 1:00 pm Golspie Club Sanctuary/Auditorium
7:00 pm Choir Practice Sanctuary/Auditorium
8:00 pm Bettors Anonymous Upstairs Meeting Room
Friday, Oct 25th 7:00 pm Al-Anon & Alateen Group Upstairs Meeting Room/Lounge
Saturday, Oct 26th 4-7PM FOWL SUPPER Sanctuary/Auditorium

I will be in the office Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings.

Wishing you all a wonderful week! Sharon Vandenberg, Office Administrator